As the world’s oldest construction material timber had somewhat fallen out of fashion but in recent years it has staged a spectacular come back with an increasing number of developers trying it on for size. So is it going to be the next big thing or it is just a fad? By Michelle Gordon
Europe’s timber industry is urging EU leaders recognise its potential to cut carbon emissions while contributing to economic growth ahead of an international climate change summit next month.
A new campaign highlighting the green credentials of timber as a construction material is bringing a whole new meaning to the term carbon footprint
The Chancellor’s Budget this week failed to address the low carbon economy and the housing crisis, both of which have long-term implications for the UK economy and society, according to the executive director of Wood for Good.
The role of off-site timber construction in our historic built environment will be the subject of a seminar at London’s Building Centre tomorrow, intended to give a fresh insight into the way timber can fashion the new as much as revitalise the old.
Low carbon economies are grown rather than just made, argues a new report backed by the timber industry that calls for wood to be placed at the heart of the sustainability agenda.
BM TRADA is set to deliver a series of regional timber frame seminars and in-house practice events as part of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) contract for the UK’s wood promotion campaign, Wood for Good.
Improving the sustainability of new houses seems to have fallen off the political agenda in the race to meet the UK’s housing shortage, a survey of 100 MPs by parliamentary research specialist Dods suggests.
Sustainability campaign Wood for Good claims a new life cycle assessment (LCA) database it has produced on a range of timber construction products proves that all such products have a negative carbon footprint when looked at from cradle to grave.
Wood for Good is teaming up with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement (CPET) to run a one-day seminar highlighting the benefits of using timber as a primary material for urban development.